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Louis H. Pansier 1925-1971
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Herman L. Greve 1908-1983 Hilbert, WI
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The Green Bay Mike & Key Club holiday potluck held at the De Pere Community Center
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James J. Hyskey 1911-1978 Green Bay, WI
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The Green Bay Mike & Key Club, Inc.
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Green Bay Ham Radio Repeater Video Tour Shows the 147.270 N.E.W.R.L. Repeater and the Green Bay Mike & Key Club's 147.360
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Egon N. Kornicer (WA9WFD) 1910 - 1995 De Pere, WI
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Wisconsin QSO Party 2008 Held at American Legion Park in Suring
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Millard C. Christianson, 1923-2021 Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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In the corner of Myron Jackson's classroom at Madison Junior High School sits a collection of mix-and-match radio equipment, a hand-me down computer and old teletype machines. This is the school's brand new ham radio station and all-around gathering place for students who are just beginning to discover an exciting pastime with global possibilities. Jackson has managed to make ham radio relevant in foreign language classes, English, social studies and science.
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Members of the Mancorad Amateur Radio Club held a rally from Saturday noon until Sunday noon at the Manitowoc County Expo site to test their skills in the case of an emergency. From left, Mark Scheuer, Club President Gene Buesing, Vice President, Larry Steeno and Josh Glaeser try to make contact with other amateur radio operators.
Topics: field day, Manitowoc County
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George J. Gabert 1905 - 1992 Sturgeon Bay, WI
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The U.S. invasion of Grenada is unfolding bit by bit in a dark corner of Peter Clausen's Appleton home. Clausen, is hearing first hand the voices of Grenada as they report on the welfare of American civilians  living there, via ham radio.
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Members of the Appleton High School Amateur Radio Club try out equipment in their radio shack in the school after installing a new 40 meter folded dipole antenna on the industrial arts wing of the school for club use.  Members work on Mondays and Wednesdays after school.  The club is open to anyone interested in Morse Code or amateur radio.  From left are Richard Roth (K9GAD), Gerald Radtke (WN9GON) and John Stefl (WA9FWD).  Roger Kerstner is club advisor
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Green Bay Mike & Key Club newsletter The transmit feedline for the 147.12 has been replaced.   The 2nd annual combined picnic was held June 1st at Bay Beach Park.
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David E. Roberts Jr. 1923 - 2018 Sobieski, WI
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Charles T. Urban  - W9ZEQ/K3IVI Fr. Urban taught at Premontre High School Charles T. Urban  W9ZEQ/K3IVI 1926-3/9/2012 Charles Urban was born in Sea Isle, New Jersey in 1926 attended Annunciation Elementary School in Philadelphia and was graduated from Southeast Catholic in 1944.  That same year he joined the Merchant Marines and subsequently was appointed a Cadet Mid-Shipman and sent to Kings Point, Long Island until 1947. After summer school at St. Norbert College, Charlie joined the Order...
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Amateur Radio Operators Of Brown County Compiled by Margaret, WD9EGA for the Green Bay Mike And Key Club, Inc - March 15, 1980 There were approximately 434 ham radio licenses in Brown County, WI on March 1980.
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Appleton Ham Radio Day, proclaimed by Mayor Clarence Mitchell for  today, will be marked with demonstrations of the "ham's" skills during a field day exercise at the North end of Plamann Park by members of the Outagamie County Amateur Radio Club.  The "day" and demonstration are observances of the 50th anniversary of the first licensing of an amateur radio operator in 1914. Above, from the left, Maurice Mead, Gary Gariott and Vern Hoffman tug guy lines to raise a...
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Green Bay Mike & Key Club newsletter Club T-Shirts and hats.  Prices are in and orders are being taken for all those interested in purchasing items with the new club logo. The annual fall fest is fast approaching.  People interested in helping out are asked to contact John, KE9AS.
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"Whatever happened to Bill Juhre?  Haven't see him around much lately." This coffee-counter conversation prompted a look at "What's happened" to the creator of "The Orbits," a family comic strip that was at home in the Press Gazette and 92 others newspapers for almost eight years. Slowed down by a series of heart attacks, Bill Juhre is by no means retired.  Juhre still teaches two art classes each week, and was curator of art at the Neville Public Museum for...
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Robert "Bob" J.  Hamacheck 1917-2009 Russell  E. Hamacheck 1919-2010 Manitowoc, WI
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Green Bay Mike & Key Club newsletter Guest exchange student from Germany, Rose DK4ZY/W9 Tom Mahoney of WFRV-TV to speak to the club on the subject of severe weather reporting at the next meeting, May 13th.
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Manitowoc County Radio Club President Rich Weyer, right, and club board member Steve Weinert connect with other ham radio operators June 27 from Lakeshore Technical College's emergency operations center.  The local club spent the weekend participating in the American Radio Relay League's annual field day, which is a competition and exercise in emergency preparedness.
Topics: field day, Manitowoc County
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A flip of a radio switch, a brief equipment warm up period, and a man speaks into a microphone; CQ, calling CQ. This is W8QCQ; W8 Queen George Queen, Menominee, Michigan - Calling and standing by."  The man is Harry V. Frederick, our Sulphite Superintendent who has been interested in radio since he was a boy.
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Ken Meyer 1945 - 2014 Sturgeon Bay, WI
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Green Bay Mike & Key Club newsletter
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Held at Lily Lake County Park - With a visitor from Florida, Dan, AG4IF
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This was a special event station that ran, June 30 and July 1st, 1990, at the National Railroad Museum in Ashwaubenon. Amateurs transmitted from the cab of the Pacific Big Boy.  The largest steam engine made.
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James J. Byrnes 1929 - 2018 Egg Harbor, WI
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George J. Gabert 1905 - 1992 Sturgeon Bay, WI
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Radio Class Impresses Ham Shawano-Gresham school board members heard about the Shawano's Franklin Middle School Radio Club from Al Hovey, middle school science coordinator.
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Postmaster August W. Delgoffe (right) presenting 5-cent commemorative postage stamps honoring amateur radio operator for work in the Alaskan earthquake.  This is the 50th anniversary of the ARRL.  Accepting the stamps are Ken Emmons, W9FWD (left), Howard Sorensen, W8ZPU, and Harry Fred erick, W8QGQ.
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Albinus "Al" G. Bodoh 1914 - 1982 Green Bay, WI
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Ham Radio Operators of the Neenah-Menasha Amateur Radio Club participated in a world-wide communications test.  Transmitters and receivers were setup at he Wiegand Lumber Company. Talking code at the transmitter are Eric Isakson, left and Dr. R. G. Minarik
Topics: field day, Fox Cities
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Named Director - Mrs. Lillian Cruz-Urbie, who operates amateur radio station W9MMO in Green Bay, is the first woman to be appointed director of the Wisconsin division.
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Doug Fencl's and Bob Franke's science classes at L.B. Clarke School, Two River have been studying electro magnetic spectrum and as part of the course three area ham radio operators put on a clinic on the subject at the school recently.
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Louie Pansier, W9LYX seated at the basement of the Brown County courthouse in front of a two meter AM transceiver.
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Donald Mac Laughlin 1907 - 1981 Peshtigo, WI
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Albert "Dutch" VanderZeyden WB9YWQ 1946-2014 Albert "Dutch" VanderZeyden, 68, formerly of Green Bay, died peacefully, Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in Yuma, AZ. Born in Utrecht, Holland, March 12, 1946 he is the son of the late Albert and Magdalena (van Kreuningen) VanderZeyden. The family immigrated to Green Bay on March 5, 1953. Dutch was a graduate of Preble High School. He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. Dutch had been married three times....
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In one of the exhibition buildings at the Brown County Fairgrounds you can talk with a Callfornian in his own home, or with a person in Greenland. The Green Bay Mike and Key Club is participating in a nationwide contest-exercise for all amateur radio clubs.
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Local amateur radio operators participated in a North American emergency preparedness event at the Brown County Fairgrounds.
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Held at the Brown County Reforestation Camp in Suamico.
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Because a handful of its residents have coupled an intense interest in their hobby with a realization of emergency needs, Green Bay can be sure of dependable communications with the rest of the world if normal contacts are cut off. The local group is headed by Oliver Davis.  The group is banded togther in a unit of the Amateur Radio  Emergency Corps, a step-child of the American Radio Relay League. In addition to membership in the national emergency organization, the unit is part of the...
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Carl J. Gerlach 1914 - 1994 Green Bay, WI
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George P. Honold 1900-1983 Manitowoc, WI
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Paul Niles 1906 - 1981 Waupaca, WI
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Megacycle Club - East High School, Green Bay Seated: Eddie Collard, Greta Federspiel, Hazel Hansen Standing: Delores Everard, Bill Luedtke, Tom Robinson, Spenser Havlick, Mardell Bowman, Qwinn Hawley, Mr. R.E. Showers adviser (W9HDV)
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"Jerry Van" Gerald VanDen Wymelenberg  W9VOW 1916-2/14/2012 Gerald Van Den Wymelenberg, "Jerry Van", 95, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, with family by his side and with him in prayer. He was born on Aug. 23, 1916, in the Village of Wrightstown, to the late Arnold and Eleanore Van Den Wymelenberg. On May 4, 1940, he married Marie Hendricks at St. Mary's Catholic Church in De Pere. In 2006, Gerald and Marie celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary prior to Marie's...
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Carleton A. Heinritz 1918-2007 Appleton, WI
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Elmo W. Reed W9VNC 1917-12/31/2014 WLUK engineer, and WJPG-FM     Elmo Wilson Reed passed away December 31 2014.  He was born in Mineral Point, Wisconsin on July 22, 1917 to the late Albert and Lulu Reed. Elmo spent the majority of his early years living in Freeport, Illinois. He graduated from Freeport High School in 1935 and went on to study broadcasting at the RCA School of Radio Engineering in Chicago, Illinois. In 1941, Elmo was drafted into the United States Army and was assigned to...
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Carl J. Gerlach W9FKH/WA9PUH 1914-1994 Carl Joseph Gerlach, 80, 1009 Shadow Lane, Green Bay, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning April 20, 1994.  He was born February 1, 1914 in Marinette to Ewald and Leona Gerlach.  After moving to Green Bay, he attended East High School and later perused a Mechanical Engineering Degree at Purdue University.  On May 28, 1938  he married the former Evelyn Kessler.  She preceded him in death in July of 1979.  He married Beatrice (VanPay) Sinclair in...
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Green Bay Mike & Key Club newsletter
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Green Bay Mike & Key Club newsletter
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Green Bay Mike & Key Club newsletter On Sunday January 10, 1993 there will be a bus headed to the Waukesha Swapfest.  
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Short blurb about the 1961 West De Pere High School Ham Club in conjunction with Abbot Pennings High School
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Manitowoc County Radio Club Celebrates 50 Years
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Meredith T. "Mert" Nielsen 1919 - 1997 Green Bay, WI
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Calvin Heisiner of Oconto (right), president of the M. and M. Radio Club, receives the club's new charter from the ARRL.  The presentation was made at the club's banquet at the Silver Dome by F.R. Eggers of Manitowoc (left), assistant director of ARRL's central division.  Looking on are two club officers, Ed Kehoe (second from left), vice president, and Kenneth Emmons, secretary.
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Rudolph "Rudy" T. Sieloff Jr. 1927 - 1996 Athelstane, WI
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William J. "Bill" Galbraith KA9DYT 1920-6/29/1991      Red Cross Executive Director 1961-1984 Preserving the earth for future generations was William Galbraith's concern. The rural Denmark environmentalist and former executive director of the Lakeland Chapter of the American Red Cross died Saturday June 29th.  He made is viewpoints known on environmental issues. "He was a talker" daughter Ann Miller of Suamico said Monday.  "When he would stand up at an...
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Harvey A. Mattes 1905 - 1972
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Badger Contesters
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Green Bay Mike & Key Club newsletter Adopt-A-Highway presentation given by Ken, N9LSX Special Fox Hunt Sep 30, 1995, 1pm meeting at Madison Jr. High School in Appleton, WI.
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Green Bay Mike & Key Club newsletter 85 guests appear at the Annual Spring Mike & Key and Fox Valley Club Picnic. New members; Bob, N9HOT; Brent, N9NOE; Nick, N9PAR; Art, W9VGL; & Steve, N9PAT
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Field Day 1989 - Held at the Brown County Fair Grounds, it was 95 degrees that day.
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Thomas C. Ciha 1951 - 2007 Green Bay, WI
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Some amateur radio operators are bouncing their signals off the moon these days. And that's just one of the developments in a field that has had its practitioners for many years, as contrasted with the CB boom of the past few years. Citizen's band does have its place, according to Green Bay area "ham" Randy Dyle, but there are big differences between hams and CB users. Dyle is treasurer of the Green Bay Mike and Key Club, a group of ham radio enthusiasts which sponsored an exhibit at...
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FCARC Ham & Computer Fest '93 November 7, 1993 Starlite Club Kaukauna, WI Sponsored By: Fox Cities Amateur Radio Club
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Amateur Radio Answers Call for Communications from Department of Emergency Government
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Two top amateur radio operators awards have been awarded to avid ham operator Paul Niles. The coveted awards include the WAZ certificate and the number 200 sticker for the DX Century club. The WAZ initals stand for working all zones.  Ont the radio operator's map the entire world is divided into 40 zones.  These zones cover every country from one pole to the other. The 200th sticker is awarded to any amateur operator who confirmed contact with 200 foreign stations.
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When Tragedy Strikes: Aftermath of Alaskan Earthquake "Ham" Radio Operators Try To Help Randy Schaaf, 1605 Ridge Road, at radio set
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Jon Teske (age 14 K9CAH, now W3JT) & Fred Neuenfeldt (age 15 K9DGE, now W6BSF)
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Ashwaubenon - Thousands of amateur radio operators this weekend are demonstrating their abilities to provide emergency communications in the event of a crisis. The Green Bay Mike and Key Club organized a demonstration for the public on the use of amateur radio Saturday afternoon at Ashwaubomay Park.
Topic: field day